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Cooking Channel’s Ben Sargent serves up delicious seafood in new cookbook

The Catch: Sea-to-Table Recipes, Stories & Secrets

Cooking Channel’s Ben Sargent serves up delicious seafood in new cookbook

The Catch: Sea-to-Table Recipes, Stories & Secrets

Ben Sargent with Peter Kaminsky
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter
  • On sale: July 30, 2013
  • Price: $30.00
  • Pages: 256
  • ISBN: 9780307985521
Contact: Erica Gelbard

An avid fisherman, home cook, and veteran surfer, Ben Sargent has been mesmerized by fishing since childhood, and he catches almost everything he eats. Whether you fish or not, Sargent’s debut cookbook, THE CATCH: Sea-to-Table Recipes, Stories & Secrets (Clarkson Potter/Publishers/ on sale July 30, 2013), is the perfect book for cooking simple, delicious fish and shellfish. Sargent, also known as “Doctor Klaw,” or the guy in Brooklyn behind the Underground Lobster Pound where he served lobster rolls out of his basement apartment, shares his fascinating stories and favorite sea-to-table recipes collected from his adventures, and teaches home cooks how to make all of his seafood favorites.

THE CATCH is Sargent’s love letter to the locals he has met on seashores around the country (and beyond). These 100 recipes will teach you how to stuff, grill, sauté, fry, roast, smoke, bake, and fillet to perfection, from classic ways to prepare salmon, shrimp, and clams to chowders using snakehead and blackfish. Organized by type of seafood,THE CATCH features recipes such as:

  • Catfish Sandwich with Dill Rémoulade & Sliced Jalapeños(a recipe Ben made from his first catch)
  •  Mahi Ceviche with Grapefruit, Toasted Coconut & Roasted Peanuts (inspired by the flavors of Central America)
  • Striped Bass Chowder with Broccoli Rabe Pesto (which makes enough to share with friends)
  •  Oyster Pan Roast with Garlic Butter Toasts (the perfect dish for two)
  •  Flounder in Grape Leaves (grilled whole over an open fire).

Alongside stunning photos from the bountiful waters of Brooklyn to the Caribbean coast, THE CATCH serves up delicious inspiration for those who love to eat fish and seafood, whether they catch it themselves or buy it at the grocery store.


BEN SARGENT is the host of the primetime hit show Hook, Line & Dinner, in its third season on Cooking Channel. On Food Network he has been a judge on Iron Chef America and a contestant on Chopped and Throwdown! with Bobby Flay. He has cooked alongside Martha Stewart and has been profiled in the New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, and HuffingtonPost, among other major media outlets. He is the creator of the Brooklyn Fishing Derby and his alter ego, Doctor Klaw of the Underground Lobster Pound, has reached cult status. Ben is a graduate of Skidmore College. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit

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